Audi Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
so when i buy the nav unit and parts i will still have the bose system and im going to buy the adapter that is used w/bose and cd changer, but i will soon thereafter get rid of bose to upgrade sound, will i need to buy another cable or just disconnect the bose line?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,350 Posts
Disconnect the Bose line and change the coding of the RNS-E (the third digit is 9 with Bose and dependent on what Audi you have without Bose).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
996 Posts
I'm not sure what year/model Audi you have (please make sure to state that in any future posts)....so here's my advice/thoughts:

If you install the RNS-E with bose...then decide to install an aftermarket amp/speakers etc (in place of the bose) then:

1) you should keep you RNS-E vag'd for bose..so you retain line out audio for all speakers (I assume your aftermarket amp will be powering all your speakers...and not just the rears and sub)

2) you can purchase a line-out adaptor that will plug into your existing factory harness (and bypass your line outs to your bose amp) to get you two sets of RCAs (front/rear) and a remote wire to work with your aftermarket amp. See this link for details:
http://forums.bostonaudi.org/viewtopic.php?t=3945

3) the rest of the wiring should be pretty straight forward (RCA's, speaker wire etc...etc.)

Good luck!
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top